Apple CEO Tim Cook’s phone, iPad and Macs will be available in a new, unlocked form for the first time
Apple CEO and former president Tim Cook said on Wednesday that Apple is working on the first unlocked iPhone that will be unlocked, allowing consumers to buy the device on their own.
The announcement comes less than a month after Apple announced it will be offering customers the ability to buy iPhones unlocked from any carrier for $1,999.
That would be the lowest price of any iPhone since the original iPhone debuted in 2009, according to the company.
A release date has not been announced for the iPhone 6S, but we have reached out to Apple for comment.
The company is also working on a new version of its popular Apple Watch.
The first of the new models is expected to launch in early 2017.
Apple said it is also expanding its Apple TV service with new video streaming and video on demand features.
The launch of the first-ever unlocked iPhone will be a major milestone for Apple and a milestone for the world of mobile technology.
It is expected that the device will be offered for $99 in the United States, the same price as the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6.
The first unlocked iPhones have been offered in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Apple is also planning to launch a “special” version of the iPhone for the Philippines, which will offer its first unlocked phone in a different color than the iPhone and iPad models.